Breast composition analysis has often been hampered by varying technology and the skills of a user, making monitoring over time difficult and inaccurate.

The Quantra volumetric assessment from Hologic can estimate volumes in the breast and calculate the volumetric fraction of fibroglandular tissue. According to the company, the Quantra uses details of the x-ray imaging chain to quantify fibroglandular tissue in each breast. 

The software can analyze from 30 to 60 cases per hour and deliver its DICOM results to a Hologic SecurView DX, so a mammographer or women’s health specialist can review the findings and compare them to previous scans.

(Source: Press Release)